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By Geoffrey Dickens | February 25, 2015 | 11:05 AM EST

Liberal journalists from CBS’s Norah O’Donnell to the Washington Post’s Dana Milbank have questioned Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for not rejecting Rudy Giuliani’s comments about Barack Obama’s patriotism and for his response to a “gotcha” question about the President’s faith. But where were they when Walker himself was being called an un-American, tyrannical, racist woman-beater?         

By Jeffrey Meyer | February 25, 2015 | 11:01 AM EST

On Wednesday, both CBS This Morning and NBC’s Today did their best to promote a recent speech by Hillary Clinton in Silicon Valley in which the former First Lady stressed the importance of gender pay equity in the workforce. The two networks conveniently ignored the fact that under the media’s and her own definition of pay inequality, she paid her female Senate staffers 72 cents for each dollar her male staffers earned.

By Katie Yoder | February 25, 2015 | 10:38 AM EST

Abortion (n) The destruction of a ball of cells

Source: HBO’s “Girls.”

In its fourth season, Lena Dunham’s execrable “Girls” aired Feb. 22 on HBO. Entitled “Close-Up,” the episode featured one character, Mimi-Rose (Gillian Jacobs), who described how she “can’t go for a run” because she had an abortion the day before. In the show, she confronted her boyfriend, Adam (Adam Driver), with the news that she aborted the “ball of cells” without a “penis or a vagina.”

By Clay Waters | February 25, 2015 | 10:19 AM EST

Tuesday's New York Times featured a front-page "congressional memo" by Carl Hulse and Ashley Parker devoted to the paper's new favorite topic: How the GOP-led Congress is staining the party's reputation for 2016: "Funding Fight Poses Dangers For the G.O.P. -- Battle on Immigration Puts Security at Issue."

By Julia A. Seymour | February 25, 2015 | 9:56 AM EST

“Show me the money,” Jerry Maguire famously shouted in the 1996 film.

Hollywood wants everyone to show it the money. Hollywood wouldn’t have glitz and glamour if people weren’t plunking down their credit cards at the local theater or watching their home DVRs or streaming new episodes to other devices. Ironically, for a multibillion industry, TV and film frequently depict the individuals and businesses trying to make money as corrupt, immoral and even murderous. American teens and young adults are very likely to be influenced by soaking up those views.

By Jack Coleman | February 25, 2015 | 9:34 AM EST

Wow, that's pretty impressive sourcing.

Alarm bells are ringing among liberals in the media that Wisconsin governor and unflappable conservative Scott Walker could well pose a problem for Hillary Clinton's (second) presumptive coronation as president.

By Mark Finkelstein | February 25, 2015 | 9:31 AM EST

Who said: "I've always believed the decline of the middle class could be tied to the decline of unions. And when you have 7%, 8% of the work force in unions, when you have CEO pay going up to record heights, you're going to have a hollowing out of the middle class." Was it a. Elizabeth Warren; b. Robert Reich; or c. Ed Schultz?

Correct answer: d. None of the above.  It was Joe Scarborough on today's Morning Joe. Scarborough prefaced his lament over the decline of unions by saying "It's been well-documented on Twitter: I'm a right-wing Republican stooge."  Translation: to my liberal critics out there, see: my heart's in the right [left] place when it comes to unions.

By Tom Blumer | February 25, 2015 | 9:09 AM EST

In an almost completely expected decision, the Department of Justice yesterday announced that it "found insufficient evidence to pursue federal criminal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman for the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin on Feb. 26, 2012."

In reporting on the announcement, Jennifer Kay and Eric Tucker at the Associated Press were predictably selective in recounting the details of the case while ignoring or downplaying others.

By Tim Graham | February 25, 2015 | 7:07 AM EST

No one looks to GQ for political analysis. It would be like looking to Rolling Stone for religion coverage. But they can still ape the rest of the liberal media and mock Fox News. As the Fox haters campaign to get Bill O’Reilly canned, GQ (not an abbreviation for Genius Quotient) has come up with a mocking list of “18 Things That Actually Would Get Bill O'Reilly Fired.”

It includes things like "Failing to attend Roger Ailes' annual oil baron retreat and virgin sacrifice."

By Curtis Houck | February 25, 2015 | 12:30 AM EST

While all three of the major broadcast networks on Tuesday night covered President Barack Obama's veto of the bill passed by Congress approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, ABC, CBS and NBC failed to mention Obama's veto came despite a majority of Americans supporting the pipeline. Total coverage amounted to one minute and six seconds.

By Brent Bozell and Tim Graham | February 24, 2015 | 10:47 PM EST

Some might insist Barack Obama is a lame duck, but our national media elite still think of him as a very graceful swan. When this man comes under criticism, journalists are incapable of any sense of objectivity, balance, or fairness. The accuser must be forced to withdraw the criticism, or be punished.

First, Rudy Giuliani said at an event for Gov. Scott Walker that the president doesn’t love America like previous presidents did. That might be a little unfair. Jimmy Carter also loved to get up in front of a podium and lecture about all of America’s flaws.

By Curtis Houck | February 24, 2015 | 9:31 PM EST

Early Tuesday morning, the terrorist group ISIS entered a village in northeastern Syrian and kidnapped droves of Christians with estimates ranging from 70 to as many as 150 people. For viewers that tuned into English-language network NBC and Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision for their Tuesday evening newscasts, however, they were left completely in the dark on this story as it received not a single mention. 

By Jack Coleman | February 24, 2015 | 9:17 PM EST

This young man might have a bright future in comedy, providing he doesn't mind that people laugh only when he's not kidding.

You might remember Cenk Uygur -- pronounced "Jenk U-Gur" -- hosting an evening show on MSNBC for several months in 2011 after the network booted Keith Olbermann within weeks of the Tucson massacre, when liberals like Olbermann blamed Sarah Palin for creating a sulfuric "climate of hate" that led to the rampage. Turns out Olbermann wasn't entirely wrong, he was simply looking in the wrong direction.

By Randy Hall | February 24, 2015 | 7:00 PM EST

Ever since former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani stated on Thursday that “I do not believe that the president loves America,” the people in the “mainstream media” have produced more than 8,000 articles on the comment -- which was made at a private Manhattan dinner for 60 or so political donors -- in just a few days.

That led Sean Spicer, communications director for the Republican National Committee, to release a statement on Tuesday in which he noted: “Coverage has been fueled by reporters grasping for new angles or asking any Republican in range of a microphone to respond to his comments and other unrelated questions.”

By Bryan Ballas | February 24, 2015 | 4:59 PM EST

After careful consideration, Mike Barnicle has figured out why Giuliani questioned President Obama’s patriotism. In an article for the Daily Beast, Barnicle says Giuliani questioned Obama’s love for the nation, not for the reasons he clearly outlined, but because he is a “nut boy” full of “bitterness and a contempt that borders on hate” who engaged in an “off-the-cliff assault” against the President as part of a “loud, please notice me, clown act.”

And he might be racist. Barnicle went to former Obama press secretary Robert Gibbs for the usual race-baiting.